Spousal Open Work Permit

You have applied to sponsor your spouse’s application for Permanent Residence in Canada. But while you are waiting for the application to be processed, can your spouse apply for a work permit in Canada? Remember that as much as your spouse would love to start working and earn some cash on their own, working under […]

How to Get Health Insurance in Ontario (OHIP)

By Taxiarchos228 [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], from Wikimedia Commons This should be easy. After all the paperwork you’ve filled out to get accepted and to receive an Invitation to Apply, and then having obtained your Permanent Residence, getting your OHIP card is relatively straightforward now that you’re here in Canada and living in Toronto. […]

Cannabis Tourism Canada

Are you planning to visit Canada from the States to do a little cannabis tourism? You should plan any such trip very carefully for a couple of reasons. First, the border between the US and Canada is not quite like any given province, state, or territory within either country. Especially if you are carrying marijuana, […]

Living in Canada: Handling the Winter Weather

It’s the morning of New Year’s Day in Toronto, and you need to stock up your fridge because with all the excitement and buzz of the holidays you somehow forgot about buying groceries. Outside it’s minus 17 degrees Celsius with a wind howling off Lake Ontario. You stare out the window of your walk-up apartment […]

Keeping Up with Immigrant Investor Program

Immigrate as an Investor to Canada How easy is it for investors who wish to immigrate to Canada? Since June 19, 2014, the Government of Canada has suspended the Federal Immigrant Investors and Entrepreneurs Program due to a public outcry over the cost of living in cities like Vancouver and Toronto. In other words, the […]